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Homelessness: Expenditure

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent in London on rough sleepers by (a) central Government and (b) local authorities in each of the last five years. (156718)

Homelessness grant is paid to local authorities to tackle homelessness, which includes rough sleeping. It is also paid direct to several voluntary sector agencies in London to help them tackle rough sleeping. Supporting People, introduced in 2003, also funds rough sleeper services. The following table indicates the amount of funding.

In addition to the moneys outlined in the table, an extra £63 million has been made available under the Hotels Capital Improvement Programme in the last three years to improve hostels and day centres used by rough sleepers in London.

£

Homelessness Grant paid to local authorities in London to tackle homelessness, including tackling rough sleeping

2003-04

24,452,574

2004-05

22,085,000

2005-06

21,080,764

2006-07

22,676,155

2007-08

21,771,500

Homelessness Grant paid direct to voluntary sector organisations in London to tackle rough sleeping

2003-04

20,288,079

2004-05

9,225,948

2005-06

8,906,031

2006-07

9,168,031

2007-08

9,448.000

Supporting People programme—London rough sleeping

2003-04

8,474,084

2004-05

8,373,174

2005-06

11,971,500

2006-07

12,753,861